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PRINCIPLES OF TWO KEY MOVEMENT GROUPS OF THE 60S

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The decade of the 1960s saw the rapid growth of several national movements toward racial and economic justice for African Americans.  Two in particular, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, stated objectives that were widely shared in their organization’s newspapers and in books by their leaders. 

  

Questions to contemplate:

  • Which of the objectives have been met? 

  • Which are yet unfulfilled?

  • Which are still considered viable goals in the struggle for justice and equality? 

  • Which should be left behind? 

  • How have these movements fared over the past half-century?

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